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  •  Maybe Rachel Maddow, but I doubt she has the time. (2+ / 0-)
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    She certainly has the inclination (on her "Moment of Geek"). But she (and others) has her plate full with the debates and the last weeks of this important Presidential campaign. But you're right, I don't see any talking heads even thinking of mentioning this, with the possible long shot exception of Rachel.

    These are troubling times. Corporations are treated like people. People are treated like things. ... If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now. — Rev. Dr. William Barber, II to the NAACP, July 11, 2012

    by dewtx on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 03:29:38 PM PDT

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    •  then what we do is: (4+ / 0-)

      1)  Write to her to try to get this on the agenda for election coverage.  It's as relevant as any other area of policy, and it will motivate progressive voters.

      2)  Keep writing to her to keep this on her radar after the election.  

      In the unlikely event Romney gets in, we're going to have a culture war on our hands unlike any other to date, and going much further than any other to date.

      With Obama in for a second term, we can rest assured that he's not going to give in to the worst sorts of antiscience bullshit, and that his administration is going to do what it can to improve science education.  But none the less we have to keep this on his radar constantly, so he knows there's a strong constituency for it.

      In any case, there is no giving up.  

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 04:44:00 AM PDT

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